Music at the First Unitarian Church Of Victoria
An integral facet of congregational life in our church, music helps make the glue that binds people together and is one of the most effective ways to deepen community. Music allows us to express what words often cannot.
Although our church features a variety of musical performances, music within the context of worship is not about performance. Rather, music allows people to express their innermost yearnings, their joy and sorrow, their creative energy and spirit.
Our congregation loves to sing and finds many ways to share in this uplifting activity.
Our main adult choir, led by Director of Music Phil Hallman, rehearses every Thursday evening at 7:30, September to June, and sings at Sunday worship twice a month. All may join the Chalice Choir, there are no auditions and no requirements to read music. If you like to sing, join us.
If that commitment's too much, give a thought to the Do Drop In Choir, under the direction of Assistant Choir Leader Kristina Stevens. This choir sings at the Sunday service once a month and meets for rehearsal for an hour before the service. The Children's Choir frequently joins it.
The Children's Choir, comprised mainly of 6 to 12 years old and led by Children's Choir Director Nancy Dobbs, rehearses from 9:30-10:15 every Sunday from late September to May.
Dedicated to taking music to rest homes and senior care facilities, the service-oriented ensemble JAMMERS (Joyful Association of Music Makers) usually has one or two gigs a month.
Phil Hallman is also establishing an auditioned choir, the Chamber Choir, for those who love to sing more challenging pieces. Stay tuned!
The Chalice Choir, the all-women's ensemble called The Pick-Up Sticks, Men's and Women's Choirs and various other duos, trios, instrumentalists and soloists also provide performances throughout the year at Concerts, coffee house evenings, etc. as well as at Sunday Services.
Finally, but just as importantly, join our regular Sunday worship where we lift our voices in the community of song. We're truly blessed with rich and varied opportunities to participate in the wonderful gift of music.
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